Saturday, May 31, 2008

Top pic is the commision
'Susan's' cats.

Look for the mice in the next one.
and then it is a peg bag with mum an her kitties.

Friday, May 30, 2008


This page is in memory of my kitty Cleopatra who was my friend and inspiration for 11 years.

Cats figure a lot in my applique and I have designed a number of articles and panels using cat applique.
They seem to take on a life of their own as I work.
Did a commission a couple of years ago. . they sent me pics of the four cats and I was able to do a hanging. That was fun.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


good morning from a sunny winters day here in Australia.

These roosters span a twenty year period of applique. the hanging at the top was myfirst applique piece and also the first I designed myself. The burgundy roosters were for an internet friend and done about five years ago.
The nremaining two were done recently and are much mochallenging as the feathers were often in two parts. however I did enjoy doing them.
I like to use unusual fabrics as backgrounds; often it is samples of curtain material that has come my way. The appliques are almost always in silks tho as I like working with the texture and colors of these fabrics.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

wednesday may 28

here is examples of using machine embroidery and machine applique together.
one of these faeries i digitised myself.
I love applique and it can be easy or challenging.
Tomorrow I shall show you roosters which were a challenge.
My right eye has blurred vision today and I don't feel like doing anything.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

here is the last of the dragon series with close ups
of the corners

Monday, May 26, 2008

Here she is in the next color. Altho not easy these dragons are fun to do.

her name is Melita and I love her in all her colors.

I love applique . Have done this dragon in three colorways now ans she is beautiful no matter what color she is done in

this is one of the quilts I made for the orphanage in Cambodia.
These quilts are my main sewing project at this time.


hello ; this is a pic of a commission I did a couple years ago.
I have finally been able to get this blog up and running.